Shit in my front garden
we had this problem a couple of years ago
our man hole was in our back garden, a guy up the street had put an air filter (and lots of oil) down his sewer and it backed up to us.
sweetcorn and pink toilet papermache…..*shudder
we had all sorts of problems as anglian water didnt want responsibility as they claimed the council were responsible for all properties built after 1930, the council didnt want to know as it was now privately owned.
Luckily the lady up the road who was a council tenant called them out and they did the work with a massive pump/generator business….
In short, if the blocked bit is your responsibility you could be looking at a big bill for some blokes and a pumpy thing.Posted 8 years ago
We’ve got one that block in our front garden every few years (victorian rat trap sump not big enough for 21st century turds). MetroRod come and blast it all away for about £70 then ask me if I want to spend a grand on a CCTV survey and repairs. No thanks. I’ll just call you back again with your water blaster in 3 years.Posted 8 years ago
Spot on showerman. Even my house insurance company don’t want to touch it.
Apparently Yorkshire water were up last week doing a camera survey with a view to adopting it, but nothing so far.
My house was built considerably before 1930 which somewhat confuses everyone.
How do you put an air filter down the bog?Posted 8 years ago
Also have a look at Sewer records.Posted 8 years ago
The road is (currently) a private one, and drain responsibility goes along with that, and I dare say something probably was flagged up, but I’ve forgotten an awful lot in the last nine years.
All sorted now, and drains set to be adopted in the very near future anyhow.Posted 8 years agomastiles_fanylionMember
Being in a circa. 100 yr old house on an unadopted road, what IS the legal situation regarding blockages?
(But I am hoping that, because ours is the last house on the run and have just updated all the pipes on our property during an extension project, that any blockages will always remain someone else’s problem (ie, further up the run).Posted 8 years ago
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